David S. Golub

David S. Golub

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Business Litigation Attorney in Stamford, CT

Silver Golub & Teitell LLP
 | 184 Atlantic Street, Stamford, CT 06901
Phone: 203-325-4491
Fax: 203-325-3769
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2018
Licensed Since: 1973
Education: Yale Law School
Practice Areas:
  • Business Litigation (50%),
  • Class Action/Mass Torts: Plaintiff (30%),
  • Employment Litigation: Plaintiff (20%)
Attorney Profile

David S. Golub is an experienced litigator who served as lead private counsel for the State of Connecticut in its action against the tobacco industry. Connecticut’s leading role in the nationwide litigation and helping achieve the nationwide settlement was specifically recognized by a special panel of former attorneys general, which concluded that the contribution of Connecticut’s legal team to the national settlement was among the top five of the 57 states and other entities involved in that litigation. Connecticut stands to recover nearly $4 billion as a result of its team’s legal efforts.

Mr. Golub has also successfully represented corporate whistleblowers in actions brought on behalf of the United States government under the False Claims Act. His $150 million settlement in 1994 of a claim against United Technologies Corporation was, at the time, the largest such award ever recovered for the United States government under the Act. Mr. Golub’s client received a relator’s share of $22.5 million, then also the largest such award ever given to a relator under the Act.

In December 1987, in recognition of his work on these cases, he received the National Legal Aid and Defender Association’s annual award for outstanding volunteer contributions by a private attorney to legal assistance for the poor. He has also been active in constitutional and civil rights litigation.

About David Golub

Admitted: 1973, Connecticut

Professional Webpage: http://www.sgtlaw.com/attorney/david-s-golub/

Honors/Awards:

  • National Legal Aid and Defender Association’s Annual Award

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • American Association for Justice
  • Connecticut Bar Association
  • Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association
  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • U.S. Supreme Court 
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit
  • Connecticut

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Trial Practice, Yale Law School Trial Practice, University of Connecticut School of Law

Verdicts/Settlements:

  • In 1978, he and his partner, Richard A. Silver, obtained a verdict of $3.6 million after a medical malpractice trial in Stamford, the first verdict of more than $1 million in Connecticut history.
  • In 2010, he obtained a verdict and award of $28 million for an injured smoker suffering from effects of smoking-related larynx cancer, the first verdict in a smoking case ever rendered in New England.
  • In 1999, he obtained a $8+ million gender discrimination and retaliation verdict for Post-Newsweek-Channel 3 news anchorwoman.
  • In 1986, he obtained a $10+ million verdict for a wrongfully terminated Exxon executive in one of first cases to apply tort theories to employment cases.
  • In 2009, he obtained a $1+ million recovery after trial for an Army reservist denied reinstatement as a financial advisor on return from active duty, upheld by the Second Circuit in 2011 in a precedent-establishing case under the Uniform Services Employment and Remployment Act.
  • In 2015, he successfully represented the Connecticut Democratic Party in an election eve challenge to campaign finance practices.
  • In 1986, he successfully argued a voting rights case on behalf of the Connecticut Republican Party in the United States Supreme Court, establishing the right of a political party to conduct open primaries.
  • In the 1970s and 1980s, he worked on two pro bono Florida death penalty cases obtaining the reversal of the sentence and reversal of conviction.
  • From 2005 to date, he has served as lead attorney for Connecticut death row inmates challenging the constitutionality of the administration of capital punishment in Connecticut on racial disparity grounds in a special proceeding authorized by the Connecticut Supreme Court.
  • From 2008-13, he represented the Town of Fairfield and its pension plans in litigation that enabled the Town to successfully recover $15+ million it had invested in Madoff-related investment vehicles.
  • In 1991, he obtained a $1+ million judgment for a private taxi company in an anti-trust action against a municipal transit district, upheld by the Connecticut Supreme Court in 1995.
  • From 2005-10, he represented defrauded owners of structured settlement annuities in a nationwide class action against Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc., resulting in a $75 million recovery for over 20,000 defrauded class members.
  • From 1983-87, he served as lead counsel in nationwide class action for 40,000 Xerox pensioners, then the largest class action in Connecticut history, resulting in a settlement that provided increased pension benefits for approximately 40,000 present and former Xerox employees.
  • In 1984, he obtained acquittal for Ernie Cobb, a Boston College basketball star, on federal charge of point-shaving in Brooklyn federal court.
  • From 2003-09, he served as lead counsel in a class action for 70 Connecticut municipalities to recover for losses sustained as a result of a quasi-public trash authority’s improper dealings with Enron Corporation, resulting in a $35.8 million judgment after trial (believed to be largest award ever rendered in Connecticut against a public entity), upheld on appeal by the Connecticut Supreme Court.
  • From 1988-1994, he represented the relator in a federal False Claims Act action against United Technologies Corporation, resulting in a $150 million recovery for the United States, at the time the largest amount ever obtained in an FCA action.
  • From 2002 to date, he has served as lead counsel in a class action for Connecticut’s public employee unions and union employees challenging the legality of mass layoffs of thousands of unionized public employees, ultimately obtaining a precedent-setting ruling by the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit that the layoffs violated the unions’ and union members’ First Amendment right to freedom of association, resulting in a $100+ million settlement with the State for 40,000 unionized public employees approved by General Assembly’s Judiciary Committee.
  • From 1996-98, he served as lead private counsel for the State of Connecticut in its action against the tobacco industry, part of the nationwide litigation resulting in the national settlement that provided a $3.6 billion recovery for the State. Connecticut’s leading role in the nationwide litigation was specifically recognized by a special panel of former attorneys general, which concluded that the contribution of Connecticut’s legal team to the national litigation and settlement was among the top five of the 57 states and other entities involved in the litigation. As a result of that finding, the State received a special award of an additional $370 million of the national settlement proceeds.

Newsletters:

  • Human Rights Commentator, Connecticut Bar Journal, April 1981

Articles about David S. Golub appearing in Super Lawyers

Office Location for David S. Golub

184 Atlantic Street
Stamford, CT 06901

 

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Last Updated: 7/31/2018

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